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Gerritt Smith (Schooner), collision, 24 Jul 1860

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GERRITT SMITH, Schooner, collided with Propeller on Saginaw Bay and stove her bow, lost head gear &c.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. Casualty List, 1860

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A collision occurred Tuesday morning, the 24th inst., at 2:00 A.M. in Saginaw
Bay, between the schooner GERRIT SMITH, bound up, and a propeller bound
down, which the captain of the schooner supposed to be the IOWA, and not the
TONAWANDA. He reports meeting 3 propellers that night and on the following
day the GLOBE, IOWA and MARQUETTE passed her, the middle propeller being
the one with which she collided. The schooner was enabled to work her way back to
the river, when she was taken in tow by the tug REINDEER and brought to this city
for repairs. Her head mast is all carried away, and the bow stove in, which will
detain her some days, before she can again take her departure. Her repairs are
being made at Campbell & Owens' drydock.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 27, 1860

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $400
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.75002 Longitude: -83.66664
William R. McNeil
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Gerritt Smith (Schooner), collision, 24 Jul 1860